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Victim Killed In North Side Shooting

A 20-year-old person was killed after a shooting on the city's north side late Thursday night, according to Madison police.

Police said the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Troy Drive.

Police said the incident doesn't appear to be a random act, and an investigation continues.

Police have asked anyone that knows anything about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel 3000 for continuing coverage.

Suspect Arrested In Connection With North Side Shooting

A 23-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with a shooting on the city's north side on Monday.

Rakiv R. Redman, 23, was arrested at a Stoughton-area motel after Madison police tracked him and a 17-year-old girl there. Madison police, working with Stoughton police, arrested him.

Detectives said that they believe Redman fired a handgun at the 23-year-old victim following a failed drug deal. The shooting happened at 2 p.m. in the 3700 block of Karstens Drive. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting, police said.

Redman has been tentatively been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

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Man Hurt In North Side Shooting

A 23-year-old Dane County man was injured after a shooting on Monday afternoon on the city's north side.

The incident occurred before 2 p.m. in the 3700 block of Karstens Drive. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting, police said.

Authorities said that their initial investigation indicates this was a targeted act of violence.

They said that no arrests have been made.

Authorities said that anyone with information is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous and maybe eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel 3000 for continuing coverage.

Police: Man Arrested After Car Windows Smashed

Madison police said they have arrested a 19-year-old man on multiple charges, including criminal damage to property, after about 20 cars had their windows smashed on the city's East Side on Monday morning.

Some residents on Madison's East Side woke up Monday morning and found out someone had smashed in their car windows.

Madison police said they arrested Devon Fletcher, 19, of Madison, in connection with the incident, and they are looking for one other person.

Madison police began receiving calls shortly after 6 a.m. from citizens who reported that two men on bicycles were riding around smashing car windows.

A Rethke Drive resident said he witnessed the duo at his car, breaking windows.

He yelled, they fled, and the residents discovered all of his windows were shattered, police said.

Police said officers chased one biker down as he tried to escape on a path. Police said a second person suspected in the crimes remains at large.

Veterans In Need 'Stand Down' Saturday

A "stand down" event was held Saturday on Madison's north side, where older veterans tried to help younger ones find emotional and economic stability.

"Stand down" is a wartime military term referring to a time when soldiers recharge for their next mission. Saturday's event was all about veterans preparing for a different kind of mission: The rest of their lives.

Like so many of his fellow veterans, James Caldwell said he needs a little help.

"You figure out you're not the only one going through these issues," said Caldwell. "And it's good to talk to people."

Caldwell came to Saturday's event as a vet out of a job and soon to be out of a home.

"Maybe there are some employers out there who are skeptics in taking on a vet, because they don't know what kind of baggage he or she might be dealing with," Caldwell said.

Those are thoughts once shared by Jim Blankenheim, a fellow veteran and the event's organizer.

North Side Convenience Store Robbed

A north side convenience store was robbed early Thursday morning, and police are looking for a man who allegedly threatened the clerk in the store with a knife and a gun.

The incident happened about 3:15 a.m. Thursday at the PDQ in the 1400 block of Northport Drive.

According to police, a man came into the store and presented a note to the clerk, saying he had a knife and a gun and would kill her unless she gave him all the money in the store. Police said the clerk gave the person money, and the person grabbed several packs of cigarettes as well.

Police said the person was last seen running east from the store. Police describe the person as black man, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 135 pounds. The man was wearing Ace bandages covering his face and hands. He was wearing a red stocking cap, a long black coat with fur around the hood and blue jeans.

Authorities said that anyone with information about this incident should call Crimestoppers at 608-266-6014.

Madison Craft Brewery Gets OK For Expansion Plan

Residents on Madison's north side will soon get a new neighbor.

The city's Urban Design Commission on Wednesday approved an expansion plan for Ale Asylum, a craft brewery currently located inside an 8,000-square-foot space on the east side, near the Madison Area Technical College campus.

Owners said success has been fermented and bottled for five years -- so much that a problem has been brewing.

"As of right now, we can't do any more expansion to keep up with demand," said co-owner Otto Dilba.

Ale Asylum has simply run out of room, he said.

"As of next summer, we would be in a position where we would have to artificially cap distribution and be able to supply product, and I know nobody wants that," he said jokingly.